What is the Moon?

What is the Moon?

What is the Moon?
Katie Daynes

Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN 9781474948210

What shape is the Moon? Has anyone been to the Moon? What's the Moon made of? Curious little ones can blast off into the night sky to take a closer look in this fascinating book, with flaps to lift, simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

Librarian's Book choice

A 'Life-the-flap' very first questions and answers book, this charming book tells very young children facts about the moon. The book is posed through questions such as 'What is the moon?', 'What shape is the moon?', with the answers written under the flaps, all of which are related to the question or the answer.

The pictures support the questions and the 'lift the flaps' would keep children involved in finding out the answers to the questions. The book introduces subject-specific terminology - 'crescent moon' for example - in a way that makes it accessible to very young readers.

This is a great book to have in nurseries or settings for young children, where it can be shared with an adult or used to prompt discussion with other children. It would also be a lovely book to share with children who are curious about the world around them.

12 pages / Ages 4+ / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher